Some recent theatrical films make their way to home video this week on Blu-ray, DVD and various streaming sites.
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” (Fox, 2017, PG, deleted scenes/animation, featurettes, bloopers, photo gallery). Though not a reboot, this sequel in the family-comedy franchise has an all-new cast (with Alicia Silverstone and Tom Everett Scott as the parents). The Heffley family hits the road for Meemaw’s 90th birthday bash, but Greg (Jason Drucker) schemes to detour the trek to a video-gaming convention.
“Everything Everything” (MGM/Warner, 2017, PG-13, deleted scenes, featurette). An 18-year-old girl (Amanda Stenberg) suffering from an immune-deficiency disorder has never been outside but yearns to see the ocean. When she falls for the new boy next door (Nick Robinson), she initially visits with him on the sly, but then contrives to fly with him to Hawaii, leading to unexpected consequences. The film is based on the melodramatic young adult novel.
“Face2Face” (Candy Factory, 2017, not rated/probable PG-13). A teenage boy (Daniel Amerman) uses social media to track down a girl (Daniela Bobadilla) he knew in grade school, who is now living several states away. As they rekindle their friendship, she appears to be a fast-living party girl while he’s a nerd with no friends, but they are actually covering dark secrets. Unfortunately for the film, what begins as an interesting commentary on 21st-century internet relationships devolves into a routine Lifetime Channel-style soap opera.
“How to Be a Latin Lover” (Lionsgate, 2017, PG-13, deleted/extended scenes, audio commentary, featurettes). Mexican star Eugenio Derbez (“Instructions Not Included”) plays a deluded, aging Lothario whose rich older wife dumps him for a younger man. So he moves in with his estranged sister (Salma Hayek) and her son, promises to behave, then promptly sets his sights on the wealthy grandmother (Raquel Welch) of his nephew’s friend. The cast is game (including Kristen Bell and Rob Lowe) but is forced to struggle through a morass of raunchy, unfunny slapstick.
“Chuck” (Paramount, 2017; R for language, drugs, sex, nudity, violence, featurette). Liev Schreiber has the title role in this real-life biographical film as New Jersey boxer Chuck Wepner, whose 1975 heavyweight title fight against Muhammad Ali inspired Sylvester Stallone to write the screenplay for “Rocky” — and brought Wepner unexpected celebrity. Naomi Watts, Elisabeth Moss, Jim Gaffigan, Michael Rapaport and Ron Perlman co-star.
“Snatched” (Fox, 2017, deleted/extended/alternate scenes, audio commentary, bloopers). In her first film in 15 years, Goldie Hawn plays mother to Amy Schumer as they take a vacation in Ecuador, where they are kidnapped. Then, after escaping, they are lost in the jungle. Gross-out, raunchy and surprisingly violent adventures ensue. Christopher Meloni, Wanda Sykes and Joan Cusack co-star.
“Hickok” (Cinedigm, 2017, not rated/probable PG-13, deleted scenes, featurettes, trailer). The story of Wild Bill Hickok, which apparently can’t be filmed too many times, gets another go-round, this time with Luke Hemsworth as the gunslinger. Here, he’s looking for a new life in 1870s Kansas when the mayor of Abilene (Kris Kristofferson) offers him a job as marshal. Bruce Dern and Trace Adkins co-star.
“Britney Ever After” (Lionsgate, 2017, not rated/probable PG-13). Natasha Bassett is Britney Spears in this Lifetime TV biography, which takes the pop icon from her early days with Disney’s “Mickey Mouse Club” to her more notorious adult music career.